HOORAY!!! TpT is holding a special site-wide sale on Tuesday, April 5-Wednesday, April 6. This is time to stock up on resources for your elementary music classroom. TpT and the supportive Teacher Authors are here to help!
You can find many versatile NO-PREP teaching materials at phenomenal prices. By using the code FORYOU22 at checkout, all of our helpful resources will be up to 25% off.
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Yes, EVERYTHING in our store is included. Of course, all of the helpful resources that we have created are among our favorites or we would not have made them. You are sure to find some fun, engaging resources that will become your favorites too.
Free Music Literacy Guide
Filling in the gaps in your elementary music curriculum becomes easy with this Free Music Literacy Resource Guide, The scanable visual index allows you to identify the resources you need with a simple glance. As a bonus it includes helpful teacher tips throughout.
Make Music Literacy a Priority
It is important to integrate music reading into every lesson using a strategy that is efficient and systematic with a logical sequence. The resources below provide structured lessons leading students through ICONIC and STANDARD notation reading rhythm and melodies. For more information about seamlessly integrating music literacy activities, see this post Tips to Integrate Music Reading into Every Lesson.
Each of the sequential Activity Bundles below include the following.
- Projectable presentations
- Songs, games, and activities
- Take-home music pages to extend learning at home
- Digital online Easel Activities to extend learning or use as assessments
- And more
Click to see more and preview each bundle.
More Music Literacy Activity Bundles Coming Soon
Boom Cards for Developing Music Literacy
It is not an easy task to develop elementary students’ music literacy levels. Boom Cards are not just fun, time-filler games. Boom Cards are a valuable tool for developing and practicing REAL MUSIC LITERACY skills.
Boom Cards may be used for individual/group learning and/or assessment. They may be used as centers or stations as well. If you have never tried Boom Cards you are in for a real treat! Boom Cards are self-checking and the decks may be assigned using a FastPlay Link.
If you are new to Boom Cards, be sure and check out this video with tips for Getting Started with Boom Cards and Using the FastPin Option. I promise, it is NOT hard. But, there are some simple, important, tips that will help you get started efficiently. This short video also includes a tip for how you can use Boom Cards as assessments using the FREE teacher account so watch to the end.
Each sequential series below is of graduated difficulty and provides many different opportunities for differentiation. Click on each to determine which would best meet the needs of your students.
Rhythm Block Builder Series
Students listen and build the rhythms they hear by dragging and dropping rhythm blocks. This bundle includes 8 DIFFERENTIATED SETS. Click the video to see a set in action.
Melody Block Builder Series
Students listen and build the melodies they hear by dragging and dropping melody blocks. These bundles include 7 DIFFERENTIATED SETS and are available in 3 different keys. Click the video below to see one set in action.
Melodic Dictation Blocks are available in the following keys.
- Melodic Dictation Blocks, Key of C
- Melodic Dictation Blocks, Key of F
- Melodic Dictation Blocks, Key of G
“What Do You Hear?” Ear Training Series Key of C – Standard Notation
These 3 different series do NOT include the “cute” clipart of some of the other series. Because they do not look “elementary,” they may be used in the middle and high school settings as well depending upon the needs of your students.
This series begins VERY simply with just So-Mi for beginning musicians. With seven sequential sets, the upper levels will challenge middle school and even some high school students.
These “What Do You Hear?” Melody Boom Cards Bundles each include 7 DIFFERENTIATED SETS and are available in three different keys.
- Identifying Melodic Patterns | Key of C
- Identifying Melodic Patterns | Key of F
- Identifying Melodic Patterns | Key of G
Treble Clef Note Name Series
There are 6 different sets in this series. Sets 1-3 include only the BASIC notes on the staff. Set 1 practices the BASIC SPACE NOTES. Set 2 practices the BASIC LINE NOTES. Set 3 practices the basic lines and spaces together. Sets 4-6 follow the same pattern while including EXTENDED notes above and below the staff.
Bass Clef Note Name Series
This series of 6 different sets follows the same pattern as the treble clef note names. Sets 1-2 introduce and practice space and line notes separately. Set 3 practices the lines and spaces together. Sets 1-3 include the BASIC notes on the staff only. Sets 4-6 follow the same pattern while including EXTENDED notes above and below the staff.
Save BIG with Boom Cards Mega Bundles
This Boom Cards MEGA BUNDLE includes ALL of the sequential differentiated sets above. That is 81 decks of Music Literacy Boom Cards!
The MEGA BUNDLE is listed at more that 35% off every day. But during a sale you save even more! Also included is a bonus Music Literacy Boom Card Suggested Sequence.
Do you want to try using several different sets of Boom Cards with your students before purchasing an entire series? Click to see this blog post with 10 FREE Elementary Music Online Distance Learning Activities.
Don’t miss the sale. These NO-PREP music literacy resources will never be offered at a more discounted price.
Interactive PowerPoint Games
For Microsoft schools, these games are a perfect way to practice treble clef note names. The interactive PowerPoint games give students immediate feedback. They may be used for centers, individual, or group practice.
Check out this simplified FREE Treble Clef SPACES Interactive PowerPoint Game for a sample of the games below.
Note: These are INTERACTIVE PowerPoints and do NOT work in Google Slides. Google Slides does not yet have some of the interactive functionality that is currently available in PowerPoint.
Drag and Drop Music Composition
Music composition is hard for beginning musicians. These Digital Drag & Drop Rhythm Blocks Composition Sets ensure success and make composition FUN while teaching about note values, meter, phrase form, and lyrics. These leveled sets are effective for a wide age range of students.
PowerPoint Composition Blocks
If you are in need of PowerPoint versions, click the links below.
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 1
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 2
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 3
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 4
Printable Elementary Music Resources
Do you need NO-PREP printable resources for multiple grades? These Color, Cut, Compose activities include 9 differentiated rhythm sets with 4 different composition templates. They are simple enough for kindergarten students, but can challenge even middle school students.
These simple printable activities are very versatile and may be extended over several class sessions. This resource may be used for. . . . .
- Basic Rhythm Compositions
- Melodic Compositions
- Focus on Phrase Form
- Add Lyrics to Rhythms
- Create Extended Compositions
- Use the Templates with Duplo-Size Blocks
Some creative teachers have used this resource with their young band and orchestra students to compose and play their original music.
DIGITAL & PRINTABLE Worksheets & Puzzles
Do you need simple, fun printables that students can complete independently? The sets below are perfect for sub days, centers, class review, or for fast finishers.
These PRINTABLE worksheets and puzzles include a DIGITAL version which may be completed using Easel, the TpT digital tool. They may be assigned with Google Classroom or your school’s LMS and completed ONLINE as DIGITAL ACTIVITIES!
Need help getting started with TpT’s digital tools? See How to Use Easel by TpT.
Instruments of the Orchestra
This Instruments of the Orchestra BUNDLE is always over 20% off the individual lessons. But, investing during a sale means that you are saving even more. These NO-PREP guided lessons are ready-to-use.
Just download and present. Short video links are included so students can hear and see each instrument as well.
Printable student worksheets provide accountability and make these resources perfect for sub days. These PowerPoint presentations are also compatible with Google Slides. They work well for distance learning or in the classroom.
Click to preview.
Instruments of the Orchestra DIGITAL Interactive Notebooks
These Interactive Notebooks are perfect for centers or stations, as a 1:1 learning activity or as a homeschool activity.
This Ready-to-Use Musical Instruments of the Orchestra and Band resource is easy for teachers & FUN for students. And, it is available for Google Slides for schools using Google Classroom or as a PowerPoint version for Microsoft Schools
Seasonal Elementary Music Resources
Spring is here after a long winter. Brighten up your lessons with these spring Music Literacy resources which are differentiated for multiple grade levels.
Click to listen to the arrangements in the video previews.
Interactive Rhythm Flashcards
Need a FUN way to practice rhythm skills?These Interactive Rhythm Pattern Flashcards are differentiated into 6 different levels for grades K-5. Level 1 includes iconic notation while levels 2-6 use standard notation and build sequentially.
For FUN ways to use these rhythm cards, check out this post with 10 Ways to Use Interactive Rhythm Pattern Flashcards.
Mega Bundles = Mega Savings
Per request we have created two Mega Bundles which include all of the Music Literacy Activity Bundles and all of the Music Literacy Boom Cards in our store. Each of these bundles is listed at over 35% off every day. Investing during a site-wide sale makes these Mega Bundles a phenomenal deal.
TpT Site-Wide Sale | FORYOU22
During a sale is definitely the time to stock up and invest in resources for your elementary music classroom. Remember to use the code FORYOU22 to get the full 25% discount. The pandemic is beginning to wane in our corner of the world. But, education has been changed forever. Whether you are in the classroom full time, still teaching online, or using some form of blended learning, these resources will be helpful additions to your lessons for years to come.
Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in another way. Best wishes!
Spelling Blocks – For Any Word List
Yup! I know I am a music teacher. But I was working with a reluctant second-grade student who needed more ways to practice his spelling. So, I created this drag & drop spelling resource. Since then, teachers in other classrooms have told me how much they appreciated using this resource. Or, maybe, like our family, you want to use it at home.
See What This Teacher Had to Say
"I was searching for a good, feasible, and effective way to build words with my students! This is it! We use this often to practice our spelling words on our Chromebooks in Google Classroom with my 1st graders. They have learned to use it really well and it is fun. I love that I have a record of what they did (unlike when we use whiteboards) so now I know who needs intervention."
Please share this one with your classroom teachers.